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Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola were honoured at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the duo named player and coach of the century respectively.

Cristiano Ronaldo record disputed as Czech FA claim Josef Bican scored 821 goals

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo potentially still has some work to do to overhaul Josef Bican's record for competitive goals.
FILE PHOTO - An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Google seals content payment deal with French news publishers

Google and a French publishers’ lobby said on Thursday they had agreed a copyright framework under which the U.S. tech giant will pay news publishers for content online, in a first for Europe.
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Quadri Aruna, Olajide Omotayo listed for world table tennis tourney in Qatar

Quadri Aruna and Olajide Omotayo are among top African stars listed for the first official events of the World Table Tennis (WTT) in Qatar on March 3 to 13.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA reveals Fans’ Teams of the Year for 2020

Champions League winners Lyon have six players present in the women’s side, with Luzy Bronze the only England international.
Paris Saint-Germain are set to conclude a deal worth €25m to sign full-back Emerson Royal who is currently owned by Barcelona.

Paris Saint-Germain agree big-money move for Barcelona-owned player

The Brazilian has been a regular at Real Betis since moving to Spanish football in January 2019 and Diario Sport now say he is a fundamental part of the sports project at the Parisians, headed by Leonardo.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump to grant pardons on last day in power

If Trump gave himself or his family a pardon — something currently not expected, according to latest US reports — that would likely harden anger among previously fully supportive Republicans in the Senate, which is expected to start an impeachment trial soon after Biden takes office.
Joe Biden's top aide announced on Saturday the incoming US president would sign roughly a dozen executive orders on his first day in office.

Joe Biden’s aide: US won’t lift travel bans

US President-elect Joe Biden’s spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump’s announcement Monday that a Covid-19 ban on travelers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil would be lifted, underlining the fractious transition of power.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

52 Non-career ambassadors for deployment to missions abroad

The Abia State nominee, Mrs. Uzoma Emenike will serve in Washington DC as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States of America while a former Minister from Ogun State, Sharafa Ishola, is posted to the United Kingdom as High Commissioner.
Nurse Monica Calazans, 54, receives the Sinovac's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from nurse Jessica Pires de Camargo, 30, after Brazil health regulator Anvisa approved its emergency use at Hospital das Clinicas in Sao Paulo, Brazil January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Brazil authorizes emergency use of Sinovac, AstraZeneca vaccines

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa’s board on Sunday voted to approve emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech and Britain’s AstraZeneca and to begin immunizations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave.
FILE PHOTO - Bottles of Russia's Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccine are seen before inoculation at a clinic in Tver, Russia, October 12, 2020. REUTERS-Tatyana Makeyeva-File Photo

Brazilian approval of Sputnik V vaccine delayed by missing data

Brazil’s health regulator is seeking further data on Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine before considering its approval for emergency use.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Friday that travel corridors into the nation would be closed to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: UK to close all travel corridors from Monday

The UK is to close all travel corridors from Monday morning to “protect against the risk of as yet unidentified new strains” of Covid, the PM has said.
Barcelona have ruled goalkeeper Neto out for up to eight weeks with a fractured left wrist.

Barcelona boss reveals Arsenal-linked Neto has asked to leave Camp Nou

Ronald Koeman has confirmed that goalkeeper Neto has asked to leave the club in the January transfer window.
Neymar’s lawyers have reportedly demanded Barcelona pay the Brazilian 44 million euros in the latest chapter of the legal battle between the two parties.

Neymar thought about quitting football but has learned to ignore haters

The Brazil international is regarded as one of the most divisive stars in the game. The 28-year-old became the most expensive player in world football when he left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.
Arsenal are eyeing Barcelona goalkeeper Neto.

Arsenal target Neto hands in transfer request at Barcelona

Arsenal transfer target Neto has demanded a Barcelona exit in search of first-team football.
Former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has claimed Rojiblancos boss Diego Simeone - who he describes as a father figure - is not a great man-manager.

Filipe Luis questions Diego Simeone’s man-management skills

Former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has claimed Rojiblancos boss Diego Simeone - who he describes as a father figure - is not a great man-manager.
The global death toll from COVID-19 has now crossed two million.

Coronavirus death toll crosses two-million mark

The numbing figure was crossed just more than a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The number of dead, compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the population of Brussels, Mecca, Minsk or Vienna.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Friday that travel corridors into the nation would be closed to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Britain to require coronavirus tests for visitors to prevent new strains

At a news briefing at his residence, Johnson said that effective Monday at 4 a.m. Britain time, all travelers into the country must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours and then self-quarantine for 10 days. They can take another test after five days and leave quarantine if that test is again negative.
Brazil's federal police arrested Argentine golfer Ángel Cabrera on Thursday for extradition to his homeland to face charges for several crimes allegedly committed from 2016 to last year, two officers said.

Golfer Ángel Cabrera arrested in Rio for extradition to homeland

Brazil’s federal police arrested Argentine golfer Ángel Cabrera on Thursday for extradition to his homeland to face charges for several crimes allegedly committed from 2016 to last year, two officers said.

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A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Twelve health workers test positive to coronavirus in Taraba

Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE chief: President Buhari determined to eradicate poverty

Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

South Africa minister dies of coronavirus

South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
FILE PHOTO - A man wearing a mask outside Guildhall in the city of London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 14, 2020. REUTERS-John Sibley-File Photo

City of London to remove statues linked to slavery trade

The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.